Junior Medical Officers

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) was the first hospital established in Western Australia. The hospital has seen innumerable changes during its many years serving the community including its most recent establishment of the new Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG) which now includes RPH and Bentley Hospital.

RPH is a vibrant 450 bed teaching hospital and is consider the flagship hospital of the newly formed East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS). RPBG continues to build on its strong tradition of excellence, not only in the provision of high quality clinical care, education and research, but also in fostering the unique RPBG culture – a culture in which we work hard and learn hard, but always have each other’s backs. This is even more evident in RPBG’s modern era, in which the State’s first and best developed Wellbeing Program has been embraced by junior medical staff.

RPH is home to quaternary level trauma services (comprising the State Major Trauma Centre) and retains a substantial tertiary workload across most medical and surgical specialties. There are prospects of exposure to almost all facets of medicine, including paediatrics and obstetrics/gynaecology, at Bentley Hospital or its affiliated secondary sites (Armadale Health Service, St John of God Midland Hospital) and specialised rotations within the Perth metropolitan area (SJOG Mt Lawley, Mount Hospital). A number of country rotations are available, including sites such as Kalgoorlie Hospital, Bunbury Health Campus and Port Hedland Regional Hospital. Applicants are advised that rotations may be in any of the above mentioned hospitals throughout Western Australia.

Applications for 2018 are now open to Interns, Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and Registrars for Junior Medical Officer (JMO) positions at Royal Perth Bentley Group.

  • Interns
  • RMO (Years 1-3)
  • Registrars (Years 1-7)

Applicants for full time work will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and also participate with the on-call rosters.

Positions will be advertised on the Jobs WA website (external link).

Applicants are advised to submit ONLINE good quality competitive applications via the MedJobsWA website (external link).


The 2018 Intern year commences on 8 January 2018 and ends on 13 January 2019.

Applications open: Monday 8 May 2017 (12 Noon WST)
Applications close: Friday 2 June 2017 (12 Noon WST)

Interns will be allocated to a block matrix consisting of 10–11 week rotations which include a mandatory rotation of 10 weeks of core medical and core surgical term and a minimum of 8 weeks in Emergency Medicine. This will ensure the requirements for General Registration with the Medical Board of Australia are met.

Resident Medical Officers

We offer a range of career streams for RMO positions such as medical, surgical, critical care and general practice to maximise opportunities and experience in your chosen stream of interest.

For surgically inclined doctors, we have now introduced a Basic Surgical Program (commenced in 2017) led by Consultant Surgeons in Postgraduate Medical Education Department. This program provides clusters of relevant term rotations, skill workshops, guidance in research projects and mentoring which are designed to facilitate our junior doctor’s career progression in the field of surgery.

For medical inclined doctors, RPBG also provides the Basic Physician Training (BPT) Program which is highly regarded for its expertise in training physicians of the future. The BPT Program has consistently seen high success rates in professional examinations, with candidates invariably being amongst the best in the state and country.

Limited part-time positions may also be available. Please note that these are dependent on departmental requirements of each specialty and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This may include shifts, after hours and weekend work.

Centralised Resident Medical Officer Recruitment

The 2018 RMO year commences on 15 January 2018 and ends on 13 January 2019.

Applications open: Monday 15 May 2017 (12 Noon WST)
Applications close: Wednesday 14 June 2017 (12 Noon WST)

For instructions on eligibility, how to apply and more information about the application process visit the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia website (external link).


The 2018 Registrar year commences on 5 February 2018 and ends on 3 February 2019.

Applications open: Friday 2nd June 2017
Applications close: Monday 10th July 2017

The recruitment process for the following service positions are via a Centralised process. These recruitments are coordinated by Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.

  • Registrar – Service – Medical – position number 002184
    (Applicants need to indicate their hospital preference for Registrar Service Medical)
  • Registrar – Service – Surgical – position number 004282

Other service registrar vacancies with RPBG are also available and advertised on the Jobs WA website (external link).

Rotating Inter-Hospital Training Registrar Schemes (co-ordinated by RPBG)

New applicants seeking to apply for a Training Registrar Positions for the following specialties must submit an application to the relevant colleges:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Please ensure that you have checked the relevant college application requirements and closing dates.

Continuing trainees may need to submit an application to their relevant colleges in addition to the application to RPH.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

IMGs who are interested in working in Western Australia can find further information on the Department of Health International Medical Graduates website (external link).